Details for The Ernie Wilson Museum

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441001497


Marker Number 1497
Atlas Number 5441001497
Marker Title The Ernie Wilson Museum
Index Entry Ernie Wilson Museum, The
Address 133 William St.
City Buffalo Gap
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421909
UTM Northing 3572564
Subject Codes jails and prisons; museums
Marker Year 1964
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Taylor County History Center / Buffalo Gap Village, E. side William Street between Elm and North streets
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text Located in Taylor County's historic first courthouse and jail. Although Taylor County was organized in July 1878, the building was not completed until May 20, 1880, because of Indian scares and lack of funds. Scene of frequent jail breaks, lynchings. Note cannon balls (marked by arrows) keying limestone blocks. (1964)

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